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Don't Stress About Unplugging Your Wall Chargers When They're Not In Use

There’s nothing wrong with trying to save energy and lower your power bill, but unplugging your smartphone, tablet, and laptop chargers when they aren’t charging isn’t doing much. They’re not the energy vampires some people think they are.

62 Popular Myths And Misconceptions That Refuse To Die [Infographic]

As the old adage goes, you shouldn’t believe everything you see — especially on the internet. This infographic from Information Is Beautiful gathers 62 widespread misconceptions, myths and fallacies that the world stubbornly refuses to let go of. How many did you think were true?

This Video Debunks 10 Misconceptions About Hiccup Cures

Everyone seems to have a special cure for the hiccups, but there is very little scientific evidence to support most of them. This video reveals which remedies don’t quite add up and explains why.

You Can Convince People To Vaccinate--But Not (Just) By Dispelling Myths

There’s more than one reason to skip vaccinations, and not all of them fit into our stereotypes of how anti-vaxxers think. A new analysis identifies four reasons people skip the shots, and how best to convince each to reconsider.

Five Magpie Myths Debunked

Magpie season is currently in full swing (or should that be swoop?) with dozens of parks and playgrounds descending into avian war zones. But just because something is scary doesn’t mean you should believe everything you hear. Here are five bogus magpie myths that the nation needs to debunk.

School Nurses Are Bad At Diagnosing Head Lice

If a school nurse says your kid has head lice, they’re probably wrong — and if you got the news from a doctor, be even more suspicious. Head scratching and white dots in the hair are usually not lice — but they’re mistaken for lice more often than you’d think.

10 Myths About Sleep Busted

Sleep is a mysterious process, and that means it’s the subject of many untruths and much ill-informed wishful thinking. If you’re trying to improve your quality or quantity of sleep, don’t fall for these myths and you’ll be well on the way.

10 Enduring Health Myths, Debunked By Science

Everything makes you fat! Gluten-free food is the key to eternal youth! You need to poop once per day or you’ll die! You’ll find tons of equally ridiculous health claims around the internet, and some of them are widely believed. Today we’re taking a look at 10 common myths and uncovering the truth.

10 Enduring Exercise Myths, Debunked By Science

Finding clear, definitive facts about healthy exercise can be difficult. The exercise industry is a multi-billion dollar business, built partially on selling gadgets and supplements to people desperate to lose weight or look attractive. Meanwhile, good workout plans and simple truths lurk in the background waiting for their time to shine. All of this results in lots of misinformation about exercise. We’re taking some of those commonly-held exercise myths to task, and we have science to back us up. Let’s get started.

4 Myths About Hydration That Refuse To Die

As Derek Zoolander wisely put it, wetness is the essence of life. Whether you like drinking water or not, it accounts for about 60% of your body weight, and plays a pretty darn important role in making sure your body functions normally. But statistics aside, there are a couple of myths about hydration that refuse to die.

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